Women’s History: February 27

27 Feb

The Legendary Elizabeth Taylor

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Taylor. The legendary Taylor, known for her blockbuster films and series of successful marriages, is also known for her activism within the LGBT community. Taylor was one of the first celebrities to step up to the plate during the AIDS crisis, which Ronald Reagan ignored. Taylor helped start the American Foundation for AIDS Research, as well as starting her own AIDS Foundation. By 1999, Taylor raised over $50 million dollars for AIDS research.

My two favorite movies of Ms. Taylor are: Suddenly Last Summer and of course, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Happy Birthday, Ms. Taylor.

Happy Birthday, Lotte Lehmann. Lehmann was a famous German soprano that discovered the Trapp Family Singers while in Salzburg. The Sound of Music is based on the Trapp Family Singers.

Happy Birthday, Marian Anderson. Click here to see full story on our Marian.

Happy Birthday, Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Click here to see full story on our Charlayne.

    2 Responses to “Women’s History: February 27”

    1. webwordwarrior February 27, 2011 at 8:23 am #

      Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a GREAT movie. When I first saw it I finally understood Ms. Taylor’s reputation as an actress. It’s wonderful that she uses her fame and wealth for good causes, too, unlike so many.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt February 27, 2011 at 8:31 am #

        Yes, that is why I put her at the top of the list. I wish more actors would use their money and celebrity for social justice. Watching the Oscars tonight feels like just watching a bunch of spoiled narcissistic self-indulged fools; not all of them, but an overwhelming majority.

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